16.8.09

Final Design



Well here it is. . My final design rendered in Photoshop. It's an extremely light weight single cylinder, 500cc 2-stroke race bike. It is intended for use on small oval tracks, reminiscent of old school board track racing. While it would come from the factory as a closed course race bike, there would be an optional lighting kit and exhaust to make it street legal.

10 comments:

Jon Russell said...

Damn dude that's nice... Is this a model??

Jon Russell said...

stupid question lol... nvm i would still like to see this in perspective though

Timothy Mann said...

The design is good, but the picture looks faded. Maybe it's just my computer, but try lowering the brightness and raising the contrast a little bit.

Matt Kulczycki said...

I think its just noise he added, I think it makes it look more rich

Christopher Custer said...

Thanks Tim, you were right. I think I had been staring at it too long to notice. But when I came back to it, it seemed a bit washed out. I fixed it, and the one you see now is the revised version.

Jon, I might get to a perspective view soon, I have sketches, but not one I'm happy with yet. My Alias model was kickin' my butt, so I'm gonna hold off on that for a few.

I did the wheel designs in Rhino, and then exported the line work as an illustrator file, and then rendered them in Photoshop, case anyone cares.

Vaughan Ling said...

Nice process. The bike looks very light/fun. How does the rear suspension work?
BTW contrast adjustment is way better on this screen too.

Christopher Custer said...

The rear suspension is something I've been thinking about for awhile. It's a torsion bar type of thing, where the entire suspension is contained within the swing-arm pivot point. It would certainly work, I'm just not sure what type of real world performance it would give.

Check it out here

Borka Schwarzer said...

Nice bike! Want to see it in perspective!

Dave said...

Great looking bike. The only thing I would say though, if you're pitching as a two-stroke bike, the exhaust is all wrong. It would work fine as a four-stoke, though a bit loud. Also, it looks water-cooled. Where is the radiator?

Christopher Custer said...

Dave, I totally agree about the exhaust. Somewhere along the line I switched it from a 4-stroke, and I forgot to add an expansion chamber! Good catch, I will fix that before I put in in my portfolio. Ideally there would be internal baffling, or packing to cut down on the dB's, but give the look of an open header. Also the radiator was just a concept in my head that I never sketched out; it would be a long narrow one that sat in between the front spars, in front of the motor, and would have a hole in the center of it for the exhaust to pass through.